For the third year in a row, the Indie Craft Parade will bring more than 75 artists from all over the Southeast to downtown Greenville for a three-day celebration of art. The event begins tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. with a gala for VIP ticket purchasers, who can catch an early look at the different pieces of art, enjoy delicious food and get the chance to win prizes. Admission is free Saturday from 9 a.m. till 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. till 5 p.m.
Tables covered with handmade artwork and crafts will fill the picturesque Huguenot Mill near the Peace Center during the event. The artwork for sale includes 2D and 3D fine art, fiber art, wearable art, paper goods, toys, pet items and more. If you get hungry or thirsty while shopping, vendors will be located inside the mill to provide a needed snack, meal or drink.
Mrs. Katie Coston, a BJU graduate and former adjunct faculty member, has showcased her handmade pottery in the Indie Craft Parade since it first began in 2010. After receiving her undergraduate degree in art education and her graduate degree in three-dimensional studio art, she began her own business, Illyria Pottery, in 2008.
From a business standpoint, Mrs. Coston said the Indie Craft Parade is the best event that she brings her work to each year. Yet she said it’s also an event that is well worth the time of busy college students, as it showcases items that anyone would want to buy.
So whether you’re interested in finding that unique Christmas present or just want a break from the craziness of school, stop by the Huguenot Mill and celebrate this year’s collection of art.